The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank - 69 71
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.77% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.87% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £263 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
725 805 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 90.97% 88.17% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 388 424
Average daily rate £388 £331 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.98% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 67 34
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £11.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Cheshire region.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Cheshire region.

Microsoft Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire